Until And Till


These two words mean exactly the same. They can be used both as prepositions and conjunctions. Note that until is more formal than till.

Until/till and to

To can sometimes be used as a preposition of time with the same meaning as until/till. This happens after from …

Cases where until/till is not used

Until/till is used only to talk about time. To talk about distance, we use to, as far as or up toup to is also used to talk about quantity.

It is sometimes possible to use until/till before a place name in the sense of ‘until we get to …’.

Tenses after until

After until, we use present tenses to refer to the future.